"ARTstor is a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.
JSTOR is a digital archive of journal content. Chemeketa has the archive collections Arts & Sciences I and Arts & Sciences III, comprising about 400 journals. The collections are strong in the humanities.
ScienceDirect offers access to the full text of nearly 1,000 journals, relating to life sciences and health sciences, broadly interpreted, including environmental science, agriculture, genetics, and psychology. Tip: On the search page check the boxes next to "Subscribed publications" & "Open access articles."
When Should I Use a Database?
Since the basic library search includes articles in its results, you may be wondering why you would bother to search in a journal article database. There are several reasons for using an individual database:
Noise - Say you're looking for information on zombies (computers that distribute spam) and you find articles on the walkingdead, philosophy, anthropology, and other subjects; using a database that specializes in computer literature lets you focus on your topic
Bells and Whistles - Some databases have specialized subject headings and powerful search features; most let you search within the full text of articles
Thoroughness - not all database articles are included in the library search, for technical reasons; Education Full Text and CINAHL (Cumulated Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature), some of LexisNexis Academic, and the databases on the Databases on the Web guide are not included in the Library Search
If you can find THE PERFECT SOURCE to cover your topic or answer your question, your research question may not be interesting enough. Don't think of research as trying to find one perfect source that already says exactly what you think. Your challenge as a researcher and a writer is to put ideas from different sources into contact with each other and create something new that adds to your understanding and to the scholarly conversation.